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Compare 25/42 and 10/5

1st number: 25/42, 2nd number: 2 0/5

25/42 is smaller than 10/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 5 is 210

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    25/42 = 25 × 5/42 × 5 = 125/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    10/5 = 10 × 42/5 × 42 = 420/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 125/210 < 420/210 or 25/42 < 10/5

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